So, how can your library help people satisfy their Titanic information cravings?
- Book displays - pull any books you have on the shelves, and arrange them into a display so it'll catch peoples eyes. If you don't have room for a display, print off the cover images. It's as easy as this!
- Book lists - put together a list of the books that are available in TRACpac to help patrons find what they're looking for or to know what's out there. You can also find book lists on the web. Goodreads has a list of books released in 2011 or 2012 in anticipation of the anniversary. The nice thing about Goodreads is the books are rated by the readers, so it's a great way to tell if they're good or not! Squidoo also has a list of Titanic books specifically for kids.
- Display Titanic Trivia - why not put up some quotes or bits of trivia about Titanic around the library? A great resource is http://www.titanicfacts.net. Squidoo also has some great information.
- Develop a Titanic Program - not sure how? Read about Abby the Librarian's Aboard the Titanic program for inspiration! What about doing Titanic Jeopardy and having a dessert or snack was served on the ship? History on the Net has free worksheets, that include crosswords, word searches, and illustrated information sheets. The Teacher's Guide also has some resources.
- Search Pinterest for inspiration - simply put "Titanic" in the search box on the upper left hand corner, and browse to see what people have pinned. Some great sample boards include: http://pinterest.com/mummie/the-titanic-100th-yr-anniversary-1912-2012/